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Friday, December 28, 2012

Increased Availability of Abortion Drugs May Mean More Home Abortions

The New Republic: The Rise of DIY Abortions, by Ada Calhoun:

Jennie Linn McCormack took pills to end her pregnancy and hid the fetus under her bed. Her case could change the course of abortion law in America.

. . . Determining how many American women have had home abortions is exceedingly difficult: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not track illegal abortions. There is no blood test for drugs like Cytotec, and so such an abortion is indistinguishable from a natural miscarriage, even to a doctor. However, the proliferation of online dispensers suggests a rising demand.  . . .

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